Good Sports TD Garden Invitational - Event Recap
The first ever Good Sports TD Garden Invitational took place on Saturday, giving 14 different local high school programs the opportunity to compete on the same floor that hosts the Boston Celtics. Here’s a look back at the action:
Bishop Fenwick 63 Triton 60
Bishop Fenwick scored a comeback win in the day’s opener, mounting a fourth quarter comeback routed in their defensive effort. Matt Costello scored a team high 21 points for Fenwick, including 11 in the third quarter, while Kevin Clark had 14 points and 5 assists for Triton
Wellesley 53 St. John’s Prep 51
Wellesley’s Aidan Jones capped a big fourth quarter when he gave his team the lead late in the game with a put-back lay-up but St. John’s Prep had one last chance to win it before rimming out a potential game winning three. Ryan Noel had 18 points, including a pair of threes, and 6 rebounds for Wellesley while Max Burt had 13 points and 6 rebounds for St. John’s Prep.
Lynn Classical 55 Malden 51
Phil Rogers scored 24 points and grabbed 6 rebounds while also icing the game at the free-throw line to give Lynn Classical the tough win. Malden was led by Anthony Gilardi’s 11 points and 18 rebounds while Bryan Mitchell had 16 points and 5 rebounds including a pair of buckets in a final comeback attempt in the last minute of the game.
Lexington 49 Acton-Boxborough 48
Acton-Boxborough jumped out to a 15 point first half lead but Lexington would fight back, only to find themselves down by 4 heading into the final minute of play. A three-pointer by Hugh O’Neil and subsequent offensive put-back by James Laurenzi gave Lexington the 5-0 run they needed in the last 60 seconds to steal the 49-48 decision. O’Neil scored a team high 15 points for Lexington while his brother, Harry O’Neil, added 10. Acton-Boxborough was led by Michael Mundowa with 15 and Ryan Graziano with 14.
Andover 57 Brookline 48
Andover guard David Giribaldi came out on fire to start the game, rattling off 15 first quarter points, and finishing with a team high 26. Freshman E.J. Perry IV also made notable contributions, both offensively (with 12 points), as well as on the defensive end with 6 boards and 3 steals in Andover’s full court pressure. Connor Merinder added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds while pulling Brookline’s bigs away from the basket with his shooting range. Elijah Rogers led Brookline with 13 points.
Mansfield 53 Franklin 50
It was a game of runs, especially in the second half, as a Mansfield spurt pushed their advantage to as many as 18 in the third quarter, only to see Franklin pick up their defensive intensity and fight all the way back in the fourth until a potential game tying three-pointer came up just short at the buzzer. Rocky DeAndrade had 17 points for Mansfield while six-foot-seven big man Marcus Giese had 13 for Franklin.
Newton North 81 Newton South 49
The best was saved for last as Newton North junior guard Tommy Mobley put together the performance of the day, going off for 35 points including 6-11 shooting from behind the three-point line and 14-20 shooting overall from the floor. Sam Jefferson added three more three-pointers for Newton North, as the team finished with 14 long balls in the game. Mark Karmiy added a team high for 11. Newton North manager, Brendan Durkin, brought a fitting finale to a terrific day of basketball when he scored in the final seconds of the game. Click here for a video of the press conference care of ESPN Boston.